While one of the things I like most about autumn is the abundance of mums...I have found that there can be too much of a good thing.
I planted several mum plants that I had purchased a couple years ago in my perennial bed, crossing my fingers they would not die. Well, they did the opposite.
They went crazy and grew. And grew. And grew!
Or at least the purple mums did. They killed off the other two colors and became so large they were hiding my garden buddha statue and so heavy they no longer could hold themselves upright.
So I had to hack the mums in half.
Yes, below is after I uprooted half of the plant.
Soooo many mums!
Our dumpster currently looks like a huge, brown plastic mum planter.
I know mums are not really ever used as cut flowers...but I couldn't resist sparing a handful
for a pop of pink color in our bathroom:
Love and MUMS!